Ruth Elizabeth Cole Cowart-Dale

Published 9:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2012

Funeral services for Ruth Elizabeth Cole Cowart-Dale, of Monticello, are 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Monticello Baptist Church, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

     Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

     Mrs. Cowart-Dale, 93, died Dec. 6, 2012, at Lawrence County Hospital. She was born on Feb. 8, 1919, to Robert Armstrong Cole and Mary Alexander Denson Cole.

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     All people knew Ruth as “Grandma.” She graduated from Silver Creek High in 1936 and from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in 1938. She attended The University of Southern Mississippi for a year. She was a past Grandmatron of the Eastern Star of Pascagoula. She was a member of First Baptist Church Pascagoula for 42 years, moving to Monticello Baptist Church in 1981. “Grandma” was very active. She played the piano and sang and was a talented seamstress and cook. She loved her children but GREATLY loved her grandchildren.

     Preceding her in death were her parents; husbands, Gayden Earl “Nub” Cowart and John S. Dale; son, Larry Edwin Cowart; and brothers, Alex Cole, James Edward Cole and Charles Cole.

     Survivors are her daughter, Betty Gayle Flowers and husband, Mac, of Monticello; daughter-in-law, Donna Smith and husband, Kenny, of Gautier; grandchildren, Gayden and Steve Moreman, Alex and Bobby Selman, Kathleen and Chad Smith, Madison and Lynette Flowers, Suzanne Martin, Larry Cowart, and Lana and Benny Watts; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

     Pallbearers will be Chad Smith, Madison Flowers, Larry Cowart, David Shivers, Charlie Cole, David Bass, Alton Moreman and Jacques Martin.